1. Seven2k's Avatar
    Hey Guys,


    Finally got my z3. Im coming from the Nexus 5 and it looks like that when I use Play Music app the Z3 lock screen doesnt have the controls like the Nexus has. Also, for the life of me I cant find a way to change the lock screen wall paper. I got it for the home screen.

    This what I want it to be http://gstylemag.com/wp-content/uplo...5FSArtwork.png

    Anyone have an idea or work around.
    11-23-2014 04:10 PM
  2. calbrs04's Avatar
    To change the wallpaper: setting> personalization
    11-23-2014 04:29 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Hey Guys,


    Finally got my z3. Im coming from the Nexus 5 and it looks like that when I use Play Music app the Z3 lock screen doesnt have the controls like the Nexus has. Also, for the life of me I cant find a way to change the lock screen wall paper. I got it for the home screen.

    This what I want it to be http://gstylemag.com/wp-content/uplo...5FSArtwork.png

    Anyone have an idea or work around.
    My Galaxy S5 also had that kind of lockscreen too, its unfortunate that this doesnt have that
    As an alternative, you can use PowerAmp music player (from the Play Store), its an amazing music player which has a lockscreen like that when u play music
    11-23-2014 04:52 PM
  4. strav22's Avatar
    My Galaxy S5 also had that kind of lockscreen too, its unfortunate that this doesnt have that
    As an alternative, you can use PowerAmp music player (from the Play Store), its an amazing music player which has a lockscreen like that when u play music
    Not sure that helps for those that are play music subscribers.

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    11-23-2014 08:41 PM
  5. Seven2k's Avatar
    I have a moto 360 and I can look there but it will useful to have it back
    11-24-2014 01:22 AM
  6. erasat's Avatar
    Try C Locker from the Play Store, the free version allows you to do a lot of stuff, but for what you want and tons of other great stuff you should get the paid version. I tried the free version and in 5 minutes I was buying the Full version.
    11-24-2014 08:18 AM
  7. strav22's Avatar
    Try C Locker from the Play Store, the free version allows you to do a lot of stuff, but for what you want and tons of other great stuff you should get the paid version. I tried the free version and in 5 minutes I was buying the Full version.
    Again, not sure this helps those that are subscribers to play music.

    Note: I'm a current nexus 5 owner, plan on getting the z3.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-24-2014 08:58 AM
  8. LuvMusic's Avatar
    My Galaxy S5 also had that kind of lockscreen too, its unfortunate that this doesnt have that
    As an alternative, you can use PowerAmp music player (from the Play Store), its an amazing music player which has a lockscreen like that when u play music
    Not sure that helps for those that are play music subscribers.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    This chain got me curious. I just streamed music from both Google Play and Amazon music using the related apps. While the music was playing I turned off the phone / screen. Turned it back on and I had a lock screen widget. FYI, I don't use a PIN, pattern or face recognition step on my lock screen. I did get a lock screen widget to control my music.

    Another FYI, I do use Poweramp and it does include a lock screen widget. You can try the full version for free for 5 days......strav22, you should try versus just being a negative skeptic. Smooth was just trying to help.
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    11-24-2014 10:10 AM
  9. Berry me a G's Avatar
    I use play music app and find it works as i would expect on my pattern lock screen. Play/pause and forward & backwards buttons.
    What controls, style & layout are you looking for?
    11-24-2014 11:35 AM
  10. calbrs04's Avatar
    I use play music app and find it works as i would expect on my pattern lock screen. Play/pause and forward & backwards buttons.
    What controls, style & layout are you looking for?
    He wants the artwork to fill the lockscreen like it does on the N5.
    11-24-2014 12:30 PM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    Again, not sure this helps those that are subscribers to play music.

    Note: I'm a current nexus 5 owner, plan on getting the z3.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Well, I think you didn't understand me, as I'm telling you that C Locker can allow you to put ANY widget you want in your Lock Screen, although that is only allowed in teh Paid version.

    So, if your App, has a Widget (Google Play does), then you can put it in your Lock Screen. With Google's new policy to refund the purchase, you can easily pay for it, try it and you have 2 hours to ask for a refund, I don't know you, but for me you can't lose anything trying it.
    11-24-2014 04:37 PM
  12. Seven2k's Avatar
    Can you post a screen shot? please
    11-24-2014 05:25 PM
  13. Seven2k's Avatar
    looking for the Play Music controls on the z3

    another example from 4.2 http://core0.staticworld.net/images/...81991-orig.png
    11-24-2014 05:34 PM
  14. Seven2k's Avatar
    dont know what i did but now i have this. I did do some updates.

    Google Play Music controls (Artwork) on Lockscreen-2014-11-24.png
    11-24-2014 06:03 PM
  15. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Thats how mine looks too, wish it was lie my last one
    Props on N.E.R.D. my favorite band
    11-24-2014 06:52 PM
  16. matt3166's Avatar
    dont know what i did but now i have this. I did do some updates.

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    You need to pull down on the widget and it will expand. Won't give the Nexus full screen artwork but it doesn't make the artwork bigger

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-25-2014 03:53 PM
  17. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You need to pull down on the widget and it will expand. Won't give the Nexus full screen artwork but it doesn't make the artwork bigger

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    Tried this and it didn't work unfortunately
    11-26-2014 11:08 AM
  18. Samuel Holland's Avatar
    Hi, I seen your post and I've seen a module for xposed framework that offers what you are looking for. Good luck and hopefully this can help you. Don't forget to make back-up and double check everything just in case something doesn't go your way. I had a xperia play and sure miss it😊
    11-28-2014 01:00 AM
  19. Samuel Holland's Avatar
    kitkatmusiclockscreen is the name of the module for xposed. Sorry, I couldn't post link since I didn't have ten posts rule.😊
    11-28-2014 01:05 AM
  20. TapControl's Avatar
    Hey guys! I have a new solution to this dilemma!

    I just released a music control app. With it you can control music playback by tapping the sides of your phone (left and right to play/pause, top or bottom to skip to next track) without using your screen, or even unlocking your device.

    It's called TapControl, one word. Find it, or the free version TapControl Lite, on the Play store. (I dont have enough posts to post a link).

    I just released this, and would love some feedback too. I am a third year computer science student at UC Davis, and this is my first Android app. Thanks!
    02-13-2015 03:08 PM
  21. Tristan Holt's Avatar
    If you use a lockscreen with security, you have to use the setting labeled "hide sensitive information". When the screen is locked it will show that notifications are there but won't show the contents. Touch the notifications and the music controls will show.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 06:13 PM

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